Community Calendar for Sept. 20

By Abbi Overfelt

September 19, 2013

Sept. 20

Eve Fleishman Concert: The Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast will hold a concert with jazz musician Eve Fleishman at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Group and student discount available. The event will feature a dessert bar and cash bar. Call 910-277-3599 for reservations.

Sept. 21

Aquaponics demo: Davon Goodwin and Noran Sanford, of Growing Change, a sustainability program that works with at-risk youth, will present a demonstration on aquaponics, a food production system that combines raising edible plants and animals in a symbiotic environment. The demonstration will be held at the Scotland County-Laurinburg Farmer’s Market.

Carnival: The Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network will hold a “Kickback Carnival” at 6:30 p.m. at the Storytelling Arts Center in downtown Laurinburg. The event will feature games, dancing and entertainment.

Sept. 23

Genealogical Society meeting: The Scotland County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Scotland County Memorial Library. Phillip McRae, Scotland County’s clerk of court, will give a program explaining how the clerk of court’s office can be used for family research. For information, call the society at 276-6287.

Conference: Women after God’s Own Heart Agency will hold its annual Women’s Conference — “Don’t Count Me Out!” — at the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast at 131 S. Main Street in Laurinburg from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29. The focus of the conference is to help those who have been hurt in any area of their life.

On Sept. 23, the guest minister will be Evangelist Essie Davis; on Sept. 24, Pastor Shirlene Davis; on Sept. 25, Pastor Joann Davis; on Sept. 26, Minister Janet Baber and on Sept. 27, Prophetess Ruby Mitchell. The event begins at 7 p.m.each day.

On Sept. 28, Evangelist Devita White will speak at 9 a.m., a lunch will be offered at noon and Elder Tabitha Burk will speak at 7 p.m.

A free gospel singing will round out the conference on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Groups include The Wells Family, Sandy Grove Male Choir, Allen Chapel Church Choir, St. John’s Holiness Church Choir, Psalmist Carolyn Allen and Psalmist Twila Thompson.

For information, call Conference Host Elder Tabitha White at 910-318-7757.

Sept. 24

Surgery talk: Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Rush will present an overview of surgical and non-surgical joint pain treatment options and computer-assisted surgery at 6 p.m. at The Skye, 210 E. main St. Bennettsville. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free but requires registration. For information or to register, call 910-291-7550.

Sept. 25

Voter registration: The Board of Elections will be conducting a voter registration drive in the commons area at Scotland High School from 11 a.m to 1:15 p.m.

Sept. 26

Golf tournament: The Scottish Pilot Club’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament, named after the late Barbara Hasty Sasseen, a charter member of the Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg, will be held at Scotch Meadows Country Club.

Sign-ups start at 9 a.m. and a shot-gun start is set for 10 a.m. A breakfast of biscuits, fruit and coffee will be served. There will be an Awards Luncheon following play.

The format is four-person teams, of either or both men and women, two-low net best balls with 75 percent handicap. Door prizes will be awarded and a competition will be held for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

The entry fee is $60 per player or $160 for Eagle Sponsor. Checks should be made payable to the Scottish Pilot Club, P.O. Box 2223, Laurinburg, NC 28353. Proceeds fund the club’s annual projects and charitable donations.

For information, call Jane Callahan at 910-276-2016 or Carol McCall at 910-276-4246. Brochures can be obtained at the Pro Shop or they can be picked up at Realty World.

Trike-a-thon: Trinity Childcare, of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, will hold a trike-a-thon on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children aged 1 to 5 will participate, as well as the Laurinburg Police and Fire departments.

The event is being held as part of a national fundraising week for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be made at the church or at

The church is located at 13000 Blues Farm Road.

Sept. 27

Relay for Life: The Scotland County Relay for Life will be held on Sept. 27 and 28 at Scotland County High School. For information, visit

Sept. 28

Festival: The 23rd annual Kuumba Festival will take place on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Market Park on Lee’s Mill Road. The free event will feature educational exhibits with art and artifacts as well as live music, storytelling, kid’s activities, a fashion show and vendors selling crafts and collectibles. For information, call Otis James at 910-277-8721 or Bettie P. McNair at 910-276-4345.

Barnesville Reunion: The 20th annual school reunion of Barnesville School will be held at Bethesda Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The reunion will begin at 5 p.m. and will be $18 per person. Participants need to R.S.V.P by Sept. 14. For information, contact Evelyn Norton at 910-648-4247.

Oct. 4

Scotland County Highland Games: The Historic Laurinburg and Scotland County Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University will be open to vistors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A whiskey tasting and gathering will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Pre-registration for the whiskey tasting is required.

A reception for sponsors and clans will be held at the William Henry Belk Student Center, at St. Andrews University, from 7-9 p.m. A concert featuring Scottish Gold Medalist Bruce Gandy will be held at St. Andrews University’s Avenger Auditorium at 8 p.m. For information, visit

Oct. 5

Scotland County Highland Games: The Scotland County Highland Games will be held on the grounds of the John Blue Home and Historical Complex, at 13040 X-ray Road in Laurinburg. The games field opens to the general public at 8 a.m., and the opening ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Games will continue until closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m., and a Ceilidh will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. at Jerry’s Deli and Grill. For information, visit

Victim Advocacy Training: The Domestic Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County will be holding its annual Volunteer Victim Advocacy Training at the Dulin Center on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three days of the training must be completed to receive certification to volunteer with the agency. Training will also be held on Oct. 12 and 26.

For information and to register, call 910-276-5505 and speak to Beth Taylor, Doretha Woods, or Sharon Armstrong. Registration must be made by Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.

Oct. 6

Scotland County Highland Games: A Kirkin’ of the Tartans Worship Service will be held at Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. The church is located at 15301 McFarland Road in Laurinburg. For information, visit


GED classes: Partners In Ministry will be hosting free GED Classes beginning Sept. 9. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Classes will take place at The Center at 12 Third St., East Laurinburg.

Hospice support: Hospice of Scotland County will offer two support groups for widows. The groups will be offered free of charge and are available to any woman who has experienced the loss of a spouse, regardless of whether or not they were served by hospice. One group will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Scotland County Memorial Library, at 312 W. Church St., Laurinburg. The next group will meet for the first time at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12 at the hospice administrative building at 610 Lauchwood Dr., Laurinburg.

Laurinburg Farmers’ Market: The Laurinburg Farmers’ market starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. every Saturday in the AB Gibson Center parking lot on Main Street. The market will be closed on Labor Day weekend. The effort ends this year on Oct. 6.

Class of 1988 reunion: Scotland High School Class of ‘88’ will celebrate its 25th class reunion October 18-20. For information, contact Chiquita Roberson at 910-384-6428 or Ken Leak at 336-782-6674.

Class 1983 reunion: The Scotland High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30th class reunion on the weekend of Nov. 8 The cost is $25 per person with a Aug. 20 deadline to pay. For information, contact Jackie Hunt at 910-318-4716 or or Lisa Jernigan at 910-462-4798 or or go to the Facebook page named Scotland High School Class of 1983.

Masons meeting: Laurinburg Masonic Lodge 305 AF& AM meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Masonic Lodge at the corner of McLean and Atkinson streets. The meeting begin at 7:30 p.m., but on the the first Tuesday dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

Veterans’ garden: American Legion Post 50 is planning a Veterans’ Garden. Commemorative bricks, to be inscribed with a veterans’ name are being sold by Post 50 members for a $50 donation. For information contact Jimmy Bennett at 910-610-5204 or Dewey Pittman at 276-8058.

Literacy council: The Scotland County Literacy Council offers free assistance with reading, writing, math and computer skills to adult learners. The council is also seeking volunteer tutors. For information, call 910-276-7007.

Downtown Bluegrass Jam: There will be a Downtown Bluegrass Jam the third Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast on Main Street. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

Free Wi-Fi: The Wagram Recreation Center is providing free Wi-Fi. Classroom space is available during center hours; Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bridge-at-the-Village: The Bridge-at-the-Village club meets on Monday at the Scotia Village Cafe, 2200 Elm Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5.

GED classes: Wagram Recreation Center will host free GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The classes are provided by Richmond Community College. Call 910-266-8146 or 910-369-0686 for information.

Diabetes Support: The Community Diabetes Support Group Program meets every third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the W.R. Dulin Center in the Rehab Center. For information, contact: Kathie Cox, Health Educator/Healthy Carolinians coordinator at 277-2440.

Shooting Club: Scotland County 4-H Sports Shooting Club meets the third Saturday of every month. For information, call the Scotland County Extension office at 277-2422.

Museum of Scotland County/Rebound Book Exchange: Hours of operation: Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.